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    Iran will defy economic war as US reimposes curbs

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 05:03pm on November 05, 2018

    Iran said it would defy the reimposition of more US sanctions on Monday, condemning as economic war Washington’s attempt to curb Tehran’s missile and nuclear...

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    US ratchets up pressure on Iran with resumption of sanctions

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:26am on November 05, 2018

    The United States reimposes oil and financial sanctions against Iran on Monday, significantly turning up the pressure on Tehran in order to curb its missile...

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    Saudi prince Al-Waleed’s brother freed from detention

    Agence- France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2018

    Saudi authorities have released the brother of billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal after nearly a year in detention, family members said Saturday, as the kingdom...

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    Iranian marchers chant ‘Death to America’ on eve of US oil sanctions

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2018

    Iranians chanting ‘Death to America’ rallied on Sunday to mark both the anniversary of the seizure of the US Embassy during the 1979 Islamic Revolution...

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    UN says war-torn Yemen living hell for children

    Agence France-Presse . Amman | Updated at 12:00am on November 05, 2018

    Conflict-ravaged Yemen has become a ‘living hell’ for children with thousands dying every year from malnutrition and easily preventable diseases, a top UN official said...

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    Trump has disgraced US prestige: Khamenei

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2018

    Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that president Donald Trump has ‘disgraced’ US prestige and would be the ultimate loser from renewing sanctions...

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    Khashoggi crisis may tip ME power balance towards Turkey

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 12:00am on November 04, 2018

    The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi could alter the power dynamic in the Middle East by strengthening Turkey’s influence at Saudi Arabia’s expense as they...

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    Saudi ‘highest levels' ordered Khashoggi killing, says Erdogan

    Reuters . Ankara | Updated at 09:36am on November 03, 2018

    The order to kill journalist Jamal Khashoggi came from the ‘highest levels’ of the Saudi government, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in the Washington Post...

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    Rebel-held Yemen base hit by Coalition

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 01:54am on November 03, 2018

    A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Friday it attacked an airbase in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, a day after the Saudi-backed government offered to...

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    Khashoggi’s body was dissolved after murder: Turkey

    Agence France-Presse . Ankara | Updated at 01:51am on November 03, 2018

    The body of Jamal Khashoggi was ‘dissolved’ after he was murdered and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a month ago, a Turkish official...